Hanamiyama is a magnificent flower-filled neighborhood that has been cultivated by local farmers for over 60 years. Hanamiyama Park was first opened to the public in 1959 to give the local community the opportunity to see the mountain’s beautiful array of flowers. In spring, the area comes to life with plum blossums, cherry blossoms, forsythia, and a wide range of other flowers. In full bloom the flowers paint the surrounding hills a gentle shade of pink, creating a surreal and fantastic atmosphere. On a clear spring day, you can see the silhouette of the distant snow-crested Azuma Mountains under the blue sky. It was called ‘a utopia in Fukushima City’ by famed Japanese photographer Shotaro Akiyama.
Open Every Day
Access from Fukushima Station
Seasonal Bus (2023: March 25 ~ April 16)
|Route||Hanamiyama Go (花見山号)|
|From||East Exit Bus Stop No. 6
(Buses depart every 30 minutes between 9:00 AM and 3:20 PM)
|To||Hanamiyama Park Seasonal Bus Stop (花見山公園臨時バス「花見山号」停留所)|
|Fare (Return)||Adult 500 yen / Child 250 yen|
|Fare (One Way)||Adult 250 yen / Child 130 yen|
|Time||15 min (+10 min walk)|
Note: Bus times, routes, and bus stop locations are available on Google Maps.
|Route 05-0||Watari Minami-mawari (渡利南回り)|
|From||East Exit Bus Stop No. 8|
|To||Tate (舘) or Hanamiyama Iriguchi (花見山入口)|
|Time||13 min (+25 min walk)|
Hanamiyama Fixed-Price ‘Teigaku’ Taxi
Available during peak season (2023: March 18 ~ May 7)
|Fare (One Way)||To/From Fukushima Station East Exit: 1,800 yen|
|Fare (One Way)||To/From Fukushima Station West Exit: 2,000 yen|
|Fare (One Way)||To/From Koseki Yuji Memorial Hall: 2,100 yen|
|Fare (One Way)||To/From Abukuma Shinsui Park: 1,650 yen (2023 March 25 ~ April 16)|
Peak Season: Temporary parking is available at Abukuma Shinsui Park on the east side of the Abukuma River. A shuttle bus runs from the temporary parking area to Hanamiyama Park (500 yen / person).
Non-Peak Season: Limited free parking is available near the park entrance.